Adding A Sortable List To Wordpress

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 21:36

A sortable list is simply a list of items that can be dragged and dropped to alter the order of those elements.

There are two sortable lists available in Wordpress, one from the JQuery framework and one from the Scriptaculous framework. For a sortable list you will need a list, so here is a simple one.


Wordpress Post Friendly Code With JavaScript Replace

Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 12:03

I recently talked about adding code to blogs and comments to Wordpress and making sure that certain characters are encoded properly. So to simplify things I thought I would create a little set of regular expressions that takes a sample of code and convert it into a Wordress friendly format. It consists of the following function, which takes the value of a text area called tochange and runs some regular expression replace functions on it.


Irritating JavaScript Virus Message Popup And Redirect

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 11:17

The other day I was approached by a friend who had this odd looking virus message on their screen. They said that they hadn't been doing anything in particular, just writing an email and surfing the net in Firefox when all of a sudden this pop-up appeared on screen and told them they had a virus.


Typewriter Script

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 11:15

The following script can be used if you want to simulate a typewriter in an element on screen. I have put in a lot of comments to describe what is happening but the script works by taking each array element in turn and adding it character by character to the content of the selected element.


Preventing Accidental Moving Off Site With JavaScript

Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 17:00

There is nothing more irritating than when you are typing out a long message in a text box and you accidentally move backwards, or clicking on a link and moving off page, therefore losing data you may have entered. There is a solution to stop this happening and it involves the onbeforeunload event.

Although not technically a fully supported event, onbeforeunload is run just before the page is unloaded out of cache. The onunload event occurs right after this, and it is too late by that point.


Edit Any Web Page With JavaScript

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 12:23

If you want to directly edit any page that you are looking at then copy and paste the following JavaScript into your address bar.

javascript:document.body.contentEditable='true' document.designMode='on' void 0

I have created a handy little bookmarklet that you can use to do the same thing.


This code has been tested in IE7, Firefox and Chrome and works well in all three.